Best Credit Card Multitools TechnoBuffalo 2020

Whether you're a camper, a survivalist, or you just like to have some tools handy, a credit card multitool is a convenient solution. There are a wide variety of tool combos out there. Here are some of the multitools you can keep in your wallet.

Best for most: Wallet Ninja - 18 in 1 Credit Card Sized Multitool

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This is probably what comes to mind when you think credit card multitool. It boasts 18 different functions, and it's flat, literally the size and thickness of a credit card. Made from heat-treated steel, it carries a lifetime guarantee never to rust, bend, or dull.

$13 at Amazon

Trusted name: Victorinox Swisscard Lite Pocket Tool

This venerated company first created the now-iconic Swiss Army Knife in 1897. Now, this tiny credit-card-sized tool includes an LED light, scissors, blade, tweezers, pen, magnifying glass, pin, rulers, and four different screwdrivers: 13 tools in all.

From $33 at Amazon

Incredible design: MRF MULTITOOLS Credit Card Multitool 60+Tools in One

MRF has packed a mind-boggling 60+ tools into this multi-tool the size of a credit card. Use it as a knife or attach it to a handle and use it as an ax. Open bottles and cans; use it as a sketching tool. Lots of screwdrivers and wrenches are included. It includes a sundial, tire gauge, nail puller, and much, much more.

$29 at Amazon

Buy in bulk: Keleey Stainless Steel 11 in 1 Card Tool

You get ten multitools with protective covers for one low price. Each multitool has a can opener, cutting edge, flat screwdriver, ruler, bottle opener, four-position wrench, two-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, saw blade, water compass, and a keychain hole.

$8 at Amazon

Removeable blades: AMENVTOOL Credit Card Tool Set

This 18-in-1 tool sheathes a removable knife/wrench and bottle opener/screwdriver. Also included are a compass, knife sharpener, magnifying glass, fire-starting flint, emergency whistle, tweezers, and more. It's a bit thicker than a credit card but otherwise similar in dimensions.

$8 at Amazon

Good value: W4W Multi purpose survival Pocket tool - 43 in 1

This one packs 43 tools into a true credit card-sized well-priced multitool that weighs in at just an ounce. It includes four screwdrivers, a box cutter/blade, a bottle opener, ruler, can opener, cell phone mount, nail puller, four keys, a protractor, a whole bunch of wrenches, and more.

From $9 at Amazon

Suave: Gentlemen's Hardware Titanium Finish Credit Card Tool

I get a distinct hipster vibe from this one, perhaps because of the mustache and beard comb or else the sweet retro tin container. Additional tools in this 15-in-1 multitool include a cutting edge, two flathead screwdrivers, a box cutter, two spoke keys, a phone stand, ruler, nail/wood file, nail pry, accessory bit driver, saw blade, wrench, and bottle opener.

$15 at Amazon

Let's eat!: Arctic Star Camping Knife Credit Card Tools

That's right; this is a knife and fork (plus some wrenches and a bottle opener) that fits in your wallet. Note that this is no butter knife, this is a sharp knife. While the height and width are similar, this is substantially thicker than a credit card.

$8 at Amazon

Which one should you choose?

A credit card multi-tool certainly won't replace your toolbox, but in a pinch, it's handly to have some tools in your wallet. Which one you select depends on the kinds of tools you think you could use. Keep in mind that these are similar to pocketknives in that you likely won't be able to take them on an airplane.

The Wallet Ninja - 18 in 1 Credit Card Sized Multitool is what probably comes to mind when you think of a credit card multitool. It's literally the size of a credit card and fits neatly in your wallet. Pricing is reasonable for what you get. The 18-tool collection includes a bottle opener, can opener, letter opener, nail pull, cell phone stand (insert a credit card to use,) ruler, fruit peeler, several screwdrivers, and a bunch of wrenches.

If you're looking to spend a little more, I would suggest the Victorinox Swisscard Lite Pocket Tool. I have fond memories of playing with my dad's Swiss Army Knife when I was a little girl (yeah, my military dad taught me to use knives when I was very young.) I'd pull out a blade and use it to cut food; I loved the little scissors and would use them for my arts and crafts. This tool includes many of the same tools as the original Swiss Army Knife, plus more, in a credit-card-sized package.

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